Phrasal Verbs

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  • Q1

    What is the meaning of the phrasal verb to ' brush up on’?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    improve the existing knowledge

    Explanation:

    When you ‘brush up on’ something, you improve the previous knowledge that is partly forgotten.

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blank using the correct particle.
    If you want to stay with me, you should abide _____what I say.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    by

    Explanation:

    'Abide by' means to accept or obey a decision or act in accordance with.

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  • Q3

    Match the following with their correct meaning.

    a) Add up to Beat someone in a debate

    b) Argue down Impress greatly

    c) Back down Count or rely on

    d) Back out Be suitable

    e) Bail out withdraw your position

    f) Bag out Have a certain result.

    g) Bank on Save, rescue.

    h) Be cut out for Bother someone

    i) Blow away Criticise

    j) Pick on Fail to keep an arrangement

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    a) Add up to Have a certain result.

    b) Argue down Beat someone in a debate

    c) Back down withdraw your position

    d) Back out Fail to keep an arrangement

    e) Bail out Save, rescue.

    f) Bag out Criticise

    g) Bank on Count or rely on

    h) Be cut out for Be suitable

    i) Blow away Impress greatly

    j) Pick on Bother someone

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  • Q4

    Complete the sentences with the correct phrasal verb.

    a) I am looking ______ to seeing my friends.

    b) We have ______ out of money.

    c) She was sad because her father _____ away last month.

    d) You must ______ after your belongings.

    e) He _____ up a whole story to escape being punished.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    a) I am looking forward to seeing my friends.

    b) We have run out of money.

    c) She was sad because her father passed away last month.

    d) You must look after your belongings.

    e) He made up a whole story to escape being punished.

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  • Q5

    Choose the correct option.

    a) Somebody has to look ____the baby. (after/at)

    b) I will get ____ the train now. (on/in)

    c) My car broke ________ on the highway. (through/down)

    d) It is getting cold. You should do ____ your coat. (up/on)

    e) I thought the movie was going to end, but it just ________. (dragged ahead/ dragged on)

    f) Shall I look ____ the word in a dictionary? (in/up)

    g) Somebody broke _____ last night and stole our jewelry. (in/into)

    h) I need to break these shoes ___ before we run next week. (on/in)

    i) They will have to take ________ another opponent. (up/on)

    j) They took ________ a play while they were in New York. (on/in)

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    a) after

    b) on

    c) down

    d) up

    e) dragged on

    f) up

    g) into

    h) in

    i) on

    j) in

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